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Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory



Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory

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Matthew White ... [et al.]


White, Matthew; Albrecht, David; Duguid, Angus W.; Latz, Peter; Hamilton, Mary


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report provides a benchmark for the conservation status of botanical values in the southern, predominantly arid part of the Northern Territory. It will have many and varied uses, providing information about conservation values to land holders and managers as well as government departments and conservation groups.

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Volume 1 : Significant vascular plants -- Volume 2 : Significant sites




Plants -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region; Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region

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Arid Lands Environment Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs (N.T.)


2 v. : maps ; 30 cm.

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0724527842 (v. 1); 0724527850 (v. 2)

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601264; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601266; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601268

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Volume 2 , Part 2, page 182 MacDonnell Ranges Site: 23-4-16 Ilparpa Level of significance: national Location: 23 45' S 133 49' E; Central Macdonnell Ranges Area: 61 km2 Map sheet: Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregion: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC) Tenure: Alice Springs Desert Park (13% of site); West Macdonnell Ranges National Park (12% of site); Freehold - Iwupataka Aboriginal Land Trust (3% of site); Vacant Crown Land (69% of site) Description: The site is bounded to the north by the Heavitree range, to the south by the outwash slopes and depressions fringing the Blatherskite Range to the west by Roe Creek and the eastern boundary picks its way around areas disturbed by infrastructure and urban development. Notes: The site is the type location for Corymbia eremaea subsp. oligocarpa and Euphorbia centralis. This relatively small site supports a wide range of contrasting habitats including claypans, seasonal swamps, quartzite and dolomite ranges, slot gorges and Acacia woodlands. Nearly 500 vascular plant taxa have been recorded from this site. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i), A3 c i), A1 b i) Taxa of Australian significance: Austrostipa feresetacea {3RC- [S]}, Eleocharis papillosa {3R only known in MAC from this site}, Minuria tridens {3VCi}, Sida A43017 Ambalindum {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Agrostis avenacea {3rC-}, Bulbostylis pyriformis {3rC-}, Centipeda D18576 Andado {3k [N]}, Corchorus pumilio {3kC-}, Elacholoma hornii {3rC-}, Eriochiton sclerolaenoides {3k}, Lythrum wilsonii {3r only known in MAC from this site}, Sida goniocarpa {3r only known in MAC from this site}, Zygophyllum rowelliae {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Convolvulus remotus {MAC (disjunct)}, Cyperus bifax {MAC (disjunct)}, Dysphania platycarpa {MAC (disjunct) only known in MAC from this site}, Josephinia eugeniae s.lat. {MAC (disjunct)}, Persicaria lapathifolia {MAC (disjunct)}, Radyera farragei {MAC (disjunct)}, Trema tomentosa var. viridis {MAC (disjunct)} Other taxa only known in MAC bioregion from this site: Goodenia berardiana {[N]}, Isotropis winneckei Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Corymbia eremaea subsp. oligocarpa (1933), Eucalyptus gillenii (1924), Euphorbia centralis (1990) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 59 (19 %): Acacia estrophiolata (Ironwood), Atalaya hemiglauca (Whitewood) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 68 (19 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. Map unit 87 (60 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.